Waiting in the wings // Get the show on the road // Get your ducks in a row

Today we will review three new English idioms. Waiting in the wings, Get the show on the road, and Get your ducks in a row. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each of the English idioms. After reviewing the information, try to make your own sentences. Then check out all of the other English Idioms.

ENGLISH IDIOMS

IDIOMMEANING
Waiting in the wingsWaiting for an opportunity to take action, mostly to replace someone else in their job
Get the show on the roadTo get (something) started
Get your ducks in a rowGet (or have) one's facts straight; get (or have) everything organized

WAITING IN THE WINGS

#EXAMPLES
1Two of the junior employees are waiting in the wings for their boss to retire.
2The team has several talented young players waiting in the wings.
3In politics, there are always plenty of people waiting in the wings ready for a chance to take power.

GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD

#EXAMPLES
1Let’s get this show on the road. We’re late already,
2We had to get the show on the road because we were already late.
3Are you ready to get this show on the road?

GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW

#EXAMPLES
1I thought Mark was smart because he always had his ducks in a row.
2After Paul received the results, he decided it was time to get his ducks in a row.
3You have to get your ducks in a row before you ask for a loan from the bank.

 

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Susi
Susi
1 year ago

Awesome, Teacher Tiffany! You’re the best! Thank you!!! I appreciate that!

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